J.M. Coetzee: Biographical Information

Lucy Valerie Graham, Lincoln College, Oxford

Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa, February 9, 1940


University of Cape Town: MA on the work of Ford Madox Ford

University of Texas (US): PhD on the work of Samuel Beckett

Apart from literature, Coetzee has also studied linguistics (post-structuralist linguistics) and computer science.

Recent Academic Positions

Arderne Chair of Literature, University of Cape Town

Rhoda & Elliott Levinthal Distinguished Visitor, Stanford University (USA)

Coetzee is Professor of Social Thought at the University of Chicago and Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide

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